Friday, May 28, 2010

National Advisory - Tsunami - Potential Threat to NZ - CANCELLED

National Advisory: Tsunami - Potential threat to New Zealand Cancellation

No: 02

Issued at 06:42 hours on 28 May 2010

Issued by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM).

Tsunami advisory cancelled:
Scientific analysis suggests that there is no threat to New Zealand, based on the earthquake magnitude, location and orientation to New Zealand. The NCMC will remain monitoring for a while.

Earthquake parameters:

Origin time:

28 May 2010 05:15 NZST


13.7° S, 166.5° E




Vanuatu Islands


7.2 Mw

The above magnitude is provisional and may be increased or decreased as more seismic data becomes available.


This is the last message via the national warning system for this event.

This cancellation message has been issued to all local civil defence authorities, emergency services, other agencies and media.

General enquiries to: 04 494 6900 (NCMC)
Media enquiries to: 04 494 6951

Useful websites:

Issued by:

Message authorised by the National Controller, Civil Defence Emergency Management.

End of Message

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